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philadelphia ahead of the nfl draft. the big story on "action news" is the unseasonable warm weather. temperatures have been in the mid 60s and accuweather says the warmest temperatures in nearly 6 months are on the way for the start of the workweek. meteorologist, melissa magee joins us outside with the details. >> reporter: it was gorgeous as we close out the weekend today, high temperatures in the 60s and plenty of sunshine overhead. 67 in philadelphia. 68 in lancaster. 62 in the poconos. our shore communities, beach haven, 52. 53 in cape may. satellite and radar we've got a mostly clear sky across the region thanks to high pressure that is anchored to our south. we're tapping into the southwesterly wind flow for the rest of the evening e evening. if you're stepping out later on on the town. it will drop down to 6 of.
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66. it will clear out tonight and 62. 11:00 p.m., 55. we get warmer as we get into the workweek. #2:00 p.m. numbers in the upper 70s, it will get warmer than that as we close out the day tomorrow. we'll take a run at records early this week and temperatures for the most part back and forth average. we'll take a closer look in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast as we go from the 50s to the 80s. >> unbelievable, thanks melissa. >> people across the delaware and the lehigh valleys are taking advantage of the warm weather, nora muchanic caught up with people who were happy to leave their coats at home. >> walking along the drive taking in the sights, watching the kids rowing. >> reporter: the attitude was
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upbeat along kelly drive as crowds headed out to enjoy a nice, sunny day. >> it was a horrible winter. i love running up and down the river. makes you want to go out and do this. when i woke up this morning i saw that the sun was out, i knew i was going out for a run. >> reporter: happy pets like sandy joined runners and walkers while the regatta passed. >> i come out and work at the art museum, i enjoy the beautiful weather. >> reporter: it's a whole lot better when it is like this. >> reporter: this was a great day for manayunk food festival. main street was packed with hungry people chowing down from food trucks. this mom and daughter were snacking on a peanut butter and
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fluff sandwich. it was something cold and red for this little guy. >> i want down there to get ice cream. it is good so far. it's a perfect weekend for this. this was the great day and there's a more sunny weather to come, enjoy it. along kelly drive, i'm nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> follow the warmup with the 6abc app, the seven-day forecast and storm tracker 6 live radar is tap away. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. "action news" has learned that a former south jersey resident was one of two victims killed in a shooting in florida last night. a former gym employee gunned down his co-workers after being fired. he killed two and injured one after killing himself. annie mccormick has the
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details. >> reporter: sarah, jeaninne akerman grew up in south jersey. she was one of the two gym employees killed by a gunman in the saturday workplace shooting in pla. she in florida. she fired the man because of workplace violence. wilson returned shooting akerman and killed another employee before turning the gun on himself. akerman served as general manager at the gym. before that she work at a number of high end hotels in miami. the gym released a statement saying she was a kind and caring soul a person we all loved and her memoriry will never be forgotten. reporting live in monroeville,
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new jersey. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you. 16 people were displaced following a two-alarm apartment fire in you upper darby. the action cam with as on the scene of garrett road. police got to the scene first and ran in started rescuing people. a woman is in serious condition following this crash in talleyville, new castle county. a person lost control of the car near naamans road at the town center. it took rescue workers 30 minutes to pull her from the wreckage. parking restrictions and road closures are going into effect tonight along the benjamin franklin parkway. all in preparation for the nfl draft happening in just three weeks now. "action news" reporter, john rawlins is live at the philadelphia art museum with the details. hi, john.
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>> reporter: hi, sarah, well, behind me, immediately behind me is the reason why drivers need to know what's coming in the next two or three days. what's in store for drivers is three phases of lane and road closures. phase one starts tonight. >> we're bummed. >> reporter: you're bummed why? >> because we came to run the rocky stems all the way from louisiana. nfl draft is taking over philly, we understand that, too. >> reporter: plenty of folks taking in the rocky statue, the steps have been be drafted by the nfl for the nfl draft. drivers who use the oval and certain approach roads will begin to feel the impact of the nfl draft as of midnight. city will be closing this stretch of spring garden westbound at pennsylvania avenue. in phase one, there will be lane closures along the marked
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portions of the benjamin franklin parkway. more closures will come in phase two and three in the coming weeks. cyclist monica said she'll need a new way to get around the area. >> you're not looking forward to this? >> no, i hope they hurry up and finish. >> reporter: during the nfl event, the 27th, 28th and 29 there will be delays. fans say the nationally televised event will be good pr for the city. >> in the short term it will be a hassle, but long term it's good for the city. >> reporter: lots of hoopla coming to town, eventually all the labels around the oval will be closed, as well as the parkway closed during the period of the event. so drivers need to be aware of what's happening over the next two to flee weeks. live at the -- two to three weeks, live at the art museum.
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john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> there's much more to come on "action news" including the deadly terror attacks in iget. isis is claiming responsibility. christians across the delaware valley celebrated palm sunday and the beginning of holy week. >> it's clear for the rest of the night and temperatures are warming up for the start of the workweek. we'll have a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> jeff skeverski has phillies reaction after a big win in sports, when "action news" continues.
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>> egypt's president declared a state of emergency for the next three months. two suicide bombings killed dozens of christians in two church attacks on palm sunday. isis claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 43 worshipers and injured 100.
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priest and the church choir members are among the casualties. the blast was centered near the alter where the priest was leading the services. back here, we celebrated palm sunday and the beginning of holy week. the african episcopal church of saint thomas in overbrook held palm sunday services outdoors, worshipers carried palm and walked through the neighborhood celebrating the entry of jesus christ into jerusalem one week before his death and resurrection. some church leaders urged church goers to use holy week to heal. saint peter and palm, children were given palm and waved in the air as told in the bible. holy week end next week on easter sunday, the most
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important holiday in christianity. still to come on "action news," jeff skeverski has sports, including the phillies coming off the giant win a record 1 runs in the first inning. hear from some of the players on that victory, coming up. a 5k race in phenomenon
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nicksville featured two footed and -- phoenixville had two footed and four footed runners to support the main line animal event. >> how about the phillies. >> the nationals were such a pain for the phillies over the years, not this weekend. after scoring 17 runs including
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12 in the first, the phillies first reaction was not wow, it was i hope we save runs today against the nationals. jay wright wants to see more runs against the nats. hernandez, to second. 2-0 phils. next batter, kendrick been killing the ball over 400. phillies outscoring the nats by 21 runs since friday. hellerson started, and his hand cramped up it is not serious. phillies in trouble in the 9th. ryan zimmerman pinch hit. three run homer, tied at 3, fans are being. pete mccann none is considering taking him out for good. two on two out, hernandez, bang,
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ballgame, phillies win, 4-3. wright loves it, the walk off winner the first series win at home over the nats in two years. >> today was special because we beat them after scoring that many runs, you don't know what to expect, two out of three, could have swept them. >> two days in a row, to come back like that showing we're not going to quit. it's fun thing to watch, we'll probably do that a lot of this year. >> let's hope so. should the phillies replace their closer? they are considering we'll talk bit -- about it on "action news" sports sunday at 11:45 p.m. tonight. then there was one, one final game for the flyers against carolina if the season finale, former second round pick
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robert haag will make his nhl debut. he said else nerve vows -- nervous and fired up. steve mason may have played his final game. you have to wonders if the flyers are a tad upset were critical of the team's efforts this season. >> i'm not shy about it if i have something to say. it is what it is. whole get fitted for the green jacket? final round of the masters, justin rose has a one shot lead over garcia with four holes to go. let's kick it to soccer, carly lloyd an team facing
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russia. scores on the penalty kick she has three goals shy of reaching 100 career goals. they have never lost to russia, 11-0-1 all time. not the finest moment for this mexican goal who comes on tv, puts the ball down, not realizing there's a guy right there. by the way way, the goal cost him the match. that is it. poor guy. >> a sneak attack. >> wasn't paying attention. >> thanks jeff. up next on "action news," meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, but first, here's a preview of what's ahead on "world news tonight." >> reporter: coming up on "world news tonight" the twin palm sunday suicide attacks. christian churches targeted.
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[drums]. >> drawrms -- drummers performed ancient rhythms to open the final day of the cherry blossom festival. many came out for a chance to experience japanese culture. drove by there today, there
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were lots of people great day to get out door and see the cherry blossoms. so beautiful. >> reporter: it's nice this time of year. it is nice today and it will get warmer spring straight into summer. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar, you can see it is dry. high pressure is dominating the weekend. we'll show you the picture outside, the action cam was outside earlier today in fairmont park. you can see the cherry blossoms in full bloom and somebody walking around in a onesy. the high today in philadelphia, the numbers keep climbing, yesterday we had a high of 60. we were nine degrees warmer and we'll get warmer as we get into monday. temperature outside in philadelphia, 67. dewpoint, 26. winds out of the south/southwest at 9 miles per hour that's key that southwesterly windy brings
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in the warmer air. the pressure on the rise. the ocean temperature 48. outside tonight it is 59 in reading. 67 in philadelphia. 59 in wilmington. much cooler with the southeasterly wind it has an impact across the coast. 53 in cape may. 58 as you head inland in millville. dover, 60 degrees. satellite and radar you can see we've got a mostly clear sky. not much in the way of cloud cover overhead. we're dry and quiet across the mid atlantic for the rest of the night. for the next 12 hours, it is clear and quiet. it is not as warm. we'll drop down to 44 in the city for the overnight low and 49 degrees in philadelphia with the south/southwesterly wind. a taste of summer begins for the start of the workweek. we have a big bermuda high sitting offshore. we'll tap into the south/southwesterly winds. we'll be warm in the southeast
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and portions of new england. temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above average. we'll take you through early this week. future tracker 6 showing you 6:00 a.m. monday, 42 in philadelphia. 46 in reading. 50/50 in the poconos. 50 at the coast in wildwood. 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, numbers climbing in the middle and upper 70s. it will get warmer than that by days' end. tuesday we'll repeat the pattern tuesday afternoon. 4:00 p.m. on tuesday, a temperature of 80 in philadelphia. 81 in reading. cooler at the coast, though, wildwood, 65. that's because of the south facing breeze. 75 in atlantic city. tomorrow night the phils are home taking on the mets. first pitch 7:05. clear skies a warm night. first pitch temperature 767. in the 9th inning, 73. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, enjoy it, summer arrives early tomorrow 81 degrees with passover beginning at sundown.
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record-tieing warmth by tuesday. high of 84 degrees in the city. on wednesday, a morning shower is likely as the frontal boundary moves on through, it's not as warm, but nice. wednesday, 72. thursday, mostly sunny sky, high temperature, 67. for good friday, sunny and pleasant, high term of 68 with the philadelphia union at home. friday, -- saturday, sunny and mild, 68. easter sunday, 71 degrees. it should be okay. >> that is easter bunny weather. >> thank you melissa. a la salle graduate found a unique way to pop the question to his long time girlfriend. he 0 got the okay to put on the explorer costume during half-time of the women's lacrosse match. he called sharon blake the aunt of one of the players down to
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the field. he dropped to his knees and with a big kiss, there it is, sharon said yes, very cute. abc "world news" sunday is next, "action news" returns tonight at 11:00 p.m. don't miss "action news" at 10:00 p.m., we're back here on 6abc at 11:00 p.m. now for melissa and jeff skeverski, and walter perez and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. we'll see you back here at 11:00 p.m.
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welcome to "world news tonight." holy week terror. the twin palm sunday attacks caught on camera. suicide bombers targeting christian churches one week before easter. more than 40 killed. isis claiming responsibility, vowing more attacks. showdown with russia. the critical test for the trump administration. russia furious with the u.s. strike on syria. accusations that america crossed red lines, as our secretary of state heads to moscow. hot zone. thousands of acres burned as new brush fires flare across florida. a girl scout camp cleared out. residents forced to evacuate. the deadly shooting inside a busy gym. a trainer fired from his job, returning with a gun. three people dead. tonight, why authori

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